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Paramount City Manager Benedetti-Leal Announces Retirement

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Assistant City Manager Moreno Named as Replacement

Linda Benedetti-Leal, an employee with the City of Paramount for 32 years and the City Manager since 2005, has announced that she is retiring as of October 8th.

Hired in 1983 as part of the City's Public Safety Department, she eventually became Director of Community Development and Assistant City Manager before her appointment as City Manager ten years ago.

During her tenure as City Manager, Benedetti-Leal guided Paramount through a number of innovative programs and civic improvements including the upgrading of all major City facilities. 

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City Offers Low-Cost Shuttle to Local Community Colleges

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The City of Paramount's College Bound shuttle bus offers transportation for Paramount residents to Long Beach City College (Liberal Arts Campus) or Cerritos College. The service for the fall semester began August 17 for the Cerritos route and will start on August 24 for LBCC.

Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then again from 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Water Conservation Figures Looking Good

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The State of California has required that all cities reduce their water usage by various amounts, as measured against 2013 usage, due to the ongoing drought. For Paramount, that figure is 12%. If this reduction is not met, Sacramento can start imposing fines of up to $10,000 a day.

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"Paramount Rocks the Night"

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Come enjoy the Paramount Chamber of Commerce's annual carnival this September 18, 19, and 20 at the Paramount Entertainment Center, corner of All American City Way and Paramount Blvd.

This year's theme is "Paramount Rocks the Night: and - in addition to thrill rides, booths, food, and a beer garden - it will include live music each of the three nights.

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City's New Water Zone Opens with Big Splash

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The City of Paramount held the grand opening of the new Orange Avenue Splash Zone on Saturday, July 25. Following a ribbon-cutting by members of the Paramount City Council, a capacity crowd of kids and their families happily frolicked in the zero-depth interactive water park through the afternoon. 

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Mandatory Actions to Cut Water Use

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Due to the ongoing drought, currently in its 4th year, state regulations now require Paramount to reduce its water consumption by 12%. As a result, residents must cut back on outside water usage in the following ways:

* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays and Thursdays from April through October.

* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays from November through March.

* Water run-off from lawns and landscaping is prohibited.

* Hosing down paved surfaces is not permitted.

* Washing a car at a residence is not allowed.

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City Offers Drought-Busting Turf Removal Assistance

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Paramount has passed a Turf Removal and Re-Landscaping Program for all properties in town. The guidelines cover removing turf (grass) and re-landscape with drought-tolerant plantings or replacement with artificial turf. 

As part of the program, the City will provide consultation with a professional landscape designer, free of charge. The consultant will assist the property owner in drawing up a landscape plan for presentation to and approval by the City.

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Medidas Obligatorias Para Bajar el Consumo del Agua

Debido a la actual sequía, ya en su cuarto año, las regulaciones estatales ahora exigen una reducción del 12% en el consumo de agua. Como resultado, los residentes de Paramount deberán recortar el uso de agua al aire libre. Esto se dará de las siguiente manera:

* Regar afuera sólo se permite los lunes y jueves de abril a octubre.

* Regar afuera sólo se permite los lunes de noviembre a marzo.

* Está prohibido dejar que el agua se desperdicie desbordándose del césped y jardineras.

* No se permite lavar superficies pavimentadas con agua de la manguera.

* No está permitido lavar automóviles en casa.

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Paramount on YouTube

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A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.

Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On February 26, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period July 2015 through December 2015.The ROPS was approved by the California Department of Finance on May 15, 2015

 

(ROPS-July 2015 through December 2015)

(ROPS-January 2015 through June 2015)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.

http://www.dof.ca.gov/redevelopment/

 

 

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